Hello fellow MDMers!
Felt inspired to share this with you all as well. It is part of a recent email to a good friend that I have made through the Marian Devotional Movement. Have a blessed day!
Good morning. Just a quick note to let you know that I feel inspired this morning.
I did pray that my angel be present with mother Mary last night to obtain any graces available to me, an unworthy soul in anguish. I must admit that I am still a novice at these sorts of things, ashamed at my remaining skepticism about prayer requests involving angels being "sent to collect". In a nutshell, if anything is possible with God, then why would this kind of "procedure" be necessary? Of course I realize answers to "why" questions often never find resolution in this life...logically we wouldn't need faith otherwise. Kind of like, why, with one person's request of healing did Jesus simply say "Your faith has healed you" and with another our Lord needed to make paste from dust and His spittle. Perhaps it is a simple as His calculated effort to show the uniqueness of individuals and situations. (I just know I couldn't think of that answer on my own. I also know that it is perhaps an answer far from the mark.)
My inspired moment this morning was this:
A man on my crew, seemingly judged by most as being "unique" for his mannerisms, interests, and weird thought processes approached me, in front of a couple others, and said, "I miss having supper with you. I miss our talks, they help calm my craziness inside."
I wanted to cry. (Sitting in my hoist chair desperately trying to hold back the tears as I write this too. Today is a busy day in my work area, with many folks in and out all day hehe. It figures that God would work a "realization" on this day, knowing full well that tears always flow for me when I am smart enough to recognize His goodness...I love it Lord!)
What makes this truly inspiring is multifaceted, but the basis is that last run (set of 14 days at the mine camp job) this man and I seemingly out of no where, out of plethora of topics, began to talk about God. He mentioned some unusual events in his life surrounding a relationship with a girl that involved potential demonic activity. I am no exorcist and as such, I explain to him the hierarchical nature of the church and that these sorts of things required suitable investigation by a priest well trained in this area. Lay persons can always pray and can have limited participation in deliverance efforts, but not exorcism. We shared many other things but this was the most intense. A day or so later I was inspired to give him one of my cards with my email on it and a blessed miraculous medal. I told him that I would pray for him and that if ever he wanted to talk further he would have me as a friend. I left it at that, not thinking anything further on it. Then...today happened.
Typically, I am overly cautious about seeing things not there, about putting the fantastical in the wrong place. But this brought me that unique, overwhelming peace that reassures you that "things are going to be ok!"
Gotta get going, thank you for being a great friend in Christ, for being that clutch instrument of His peace! Chris JMJ 💜 ✝️ 👑 🔥 🇻🇦